The UMD College in the Schools (CITS) program, nationally accredited by the National Alliance of Concurrent Enrollment Partnerships (NACEP), enables talented, motivated high school students to earn university credit for courses offered in their high schools by qualified high school teachers. Experienced UMD faculty liaisons partner with high school teachers, based on their subject specialty. The CITS high school teachers hold the UMD faculty Teaching Specialist title. UMD achieves its mission of outreach to the citizenry of Minnesota by offering high quality credit programs to outstanding high school students and by collaboratively partnering with the best teachers in Minnesota.
UMD CITS students:
¨ Earn UMD credit for college coursework at their high schools
¨ UMD CITS credit cannot be earned by independent study coursework
¨ Attend UMD courses taught by outstanding high school teachers and special presentations by UMD faculty
¨ Develop college-level skills in critical thinking and writing
¨ Access UMD student email, Internet, and ePortfolio accounts and UMD computer networks
¨ Access UMD and CITS Web site resources, including special event calendars and e-forms
¨ Receive UMD undergraduate student status and UMD U Card
¨ Access UMD state-of-the-art library, including online resources, databases, and interlibrary loan
¨ Visit the UMD campus to develop a connection to a four-year university and to UMD faculty
¨ Experience college-level, rigorous course expectations: CITS courses use UMD syllabi, textbooks, assessments, grading rubrics, and examinations.
¨ Partnering school districts send completed student participation forms to CITS program staff in June
¨ Schools send class rosters via email to email@example.com by August 15.
¨ CITS teachers verify CITS class lists via UM Reports (Management Reporting system) http://www.umreports.umn.edu/
¨ U Card images may be obtained on campus during campus visits or a scheduled high school UMD CITS Campus Visit. An official photo ID is required.
Canceling or adding a course:
¨ After registration, the high school teacher sends email notification to firstname.lastname@example.org for students who add or cancel a course prior to UMD’s course add/cancellation deadline (end of UMD’s 8th week).
¨ Course cancellation after the UMD deadline requires completion of a petition. Print a petition from the CITS Web site, link below. Sign, date, and fax the completed form to: 218/726-7609.
¨ Cancellation prior to UMD’s cancellation deadline results in erasure of the CITS course from the student’s UMD transcript and no charge to the school. If processed after the cancellation deadline, the course cancellation may result in a “W” (withdrawal) on the student‘s UMD transcript. Approval of a petition is based on recommendations by the high school CITS teacher, the CITS director /HS counselor, and the UMD CE director.
¨ Fall 2012 drop deadline: October 29, 2012.
Spring 2013 drop deadline: March 25, 2013
¨ If students transfer out of the course after the eighth week, they must officially cancel the course via an approved UMD petition or an “F” grade (failure to successfully complete the coursework) will automatically appear on their UMD transcript. The high school counselor or administrative assistant should fax a completed, signed UMD petition form with the CITS teacher’s signature, date, high school counselor’s signature and date to the CITS director at: 218/726-7609.
¨ CITS students earn dual credit for coursework; CITS students earn credit for high school graduation requirements as well as university credits toward a future baccalaureate degree.
¨ CITS high school teachers determine the grades recorded at the high school and at UMD. The UMD CITS grade is based on criteria established by the UMD faculty member and approved by the respective UMD department.
¨ View grades online after the term ends.
A change of grade can occur under the following conditions:
¨ Students complete the work necessary to remove an “I” (Incomplete) from their record.
¨ The petition process is completed and approval to change the grade granted due to extenuating circumstances.
Transfer of CITS credit to university/college:
¨ Students may view or print their unofficial transcript online or request a copy in person at One Stop Student Services, 23 Solon Campus Center. Students are limited to one unofficial copy per day.
¨ After high school graduation, students should request an official UMD transcript online at: http://www.d.umn.edu/registrar/transcripts.html for a fee of $12 per transcript using a major credit card. In person, students may request an official transcript at the One Stop Student Services, 23 Solon Campus Center, or mail a completed request with a $12 check payable to UMD for each official transcript; UMD address is located on the transcript form.
¨ 96% of UMD credits completed through UMD’s CITS program are recognized or accepted at other U.S. colleges/universities. Recognition by another college/university is at the discretion of that institution. Students should provide CITS syllabi and graded work samples for evaluation to the college/university adviser as requested to ensure UMD CITS credit recognition.
¨ Upon request, UMD CITS staff will provide information about the CITS program, the UMD course, and the course grading criteria to your college/university adviser.
UMD CITS Policies, Forms, Deadlines: http://www.d.umn.edu/goto/cits
UMD Transcripts and Grades: http://www.d.umn.edu/registrar/obtain_grades.html
UMD Student Academic Integrity Policy: http://www.d.umn.edu/catalogs/current/pol_proc/acad_integ.html
UMD Library: http://www.d.umn.edu/lib/
Distance Learner Services: (reside over 50 miles from UMD campus): http://www.d.umn.edu/lib/distant/index.htmComputer
Assistance: 218/726-8847, modem pool off-campus: 218/726-7300
UMD email/Internet Account: to initiate connect to https://www.umn.edu/initiate
UMD ePortfolio: https://portfolio.umn.edu/
U Card information: http://www1.umn.edu/ucard/umd/home.html; lost U Card call: 218/726-8814.
UMD U Card Discounts: http://www.d.umn.edu/umdhr/usave/
UM Microsoft Software Downloads: http://www.oit.umn.edu/utools/all-software/ pricing varies.
UMD Calendar and Special Events: http://www.d.umn.edu/calendar/
UMD Parking: Park at a meter or in a designated pay lot for $2.50 per entry, or $2.00 with your U Card.
UMD College in the Schools Program Director:
Barbara Perushek, Ph.D.
UMD Continuing Education, CITS
1049 University Drive, Suite 104 DAdB
Duluth, MN 55812-3011